Water Softeners6 Products
A water softener removes calcium and magnesium ions that cause hard water and scale build-up. Water softening protects your plumbing pipes from corrosion.
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Water softener systems take extra hardness out of your water before it enters your water heater or other pipes throughout your home. Hard water caused by calcium and magnesium is a common problem for many homeowners and businesses. When hard minerals are combined with heat scale forms. Scale causes costly build-up in your plumbing, water heater and other appliances. When combined with soap, minerals form soap curd or scum that causes build-up on plumbing and fixtures and makes skin dry and itchy, hair lifeless, and laundry dull.
Water conditioners remove hardness by exchanging particles, or ions to produce soft water. Unlike calcium or magnesium, sodium stays dissolved in water, and does not form a scale. Sodium also does not interfere with the cleaning action of soaps and detergents.
Water softening systems vary in efficiency and cost. We want to eliminate the guesswork and help you save on hot water heating, soaps, detergents, cleaning supplies, while providing clean safe drinking water to your family.
How does a home water softener work?
- The body of a water softener is a tank filled with resin beads that are covered with sodium ions. As hard water passes through, the resin beads act like a magnet attracting the calcium and magnesium ions, or hardness, in exchange for the sodium ions.
- Eventually the resin beads become saturated with mineral ions and have to be "re-charged." This process is called regeneration, and it can be done with the control valve on the top of the tank. The control valve is the brains of the softening system.
- During the regeneration process, a strong brine solution is flushed through the resin tank, bathing the resin beads in a stream of sodium ions. These sodium ions replace the accumulated calcium and magnesium ions.
- Softened water can then be delivered throughout your home.
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